Prof. Sadashiv Ambadas Dange is very well known in India and outside India for his contribution to the study of Indology, particularly Sanskrit, and is considered to be an authority on Vedic-Hindu myths, rituals and practices. He formulated and delivered a course of fifteen lectures on Hindu Myths at the International Institute of Semiotics and Structural Studies, arranged by the Central Institute of Languages, Mysore University (Dec. 1984 ? Jan. 1985) and five lectures on Indian Myths and Symbols, at the National Centre for Performing Arts, Bombay (1998) His numerous books include ? Pastoral Symbolism from the Rgveda (University of Poona, 1970), Vedic Concept of ?Field? and the Divine Fructification, (University of Bombay, 1971), Sexual Symbolism from the Vedic Ritual (Ajanta Publications, Delhi, 1979), Divine Hymns and Ancient Thought, 2 vols., (Navrang, New Delhi, 1992, 1995), Encyclopaedia of Puranic Beliefs and Practices, Vols. I-V, (Navrang, New Delhi, 1986-90) and Towards Understanding Hindu Myths (Aryan Books International, New Delhi, 1996). Prof. Dange was R.G. Bhandarkar Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Bombay (Mumbai) and twice President of the Vedic Section at the All India Oriental Conference (1980 and 1985). He was Consultant Editor for the Encyclopaedia of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meanings and Editor for the Indian Section of its Journal, Ultimate Reality and Meaning, Regis College, Toronto (Canada) for more than a decade. The honours conferred on him include ? Silver Medal from the Asiatic Society of Bombay (1983), Felicitation by the State Govt. of Maharashtra (1990), ?Special Honour? by the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy (1989) and the Certificate of Honour from the President of India (1992), to mention a few.